Jordan Stein, the Communications Director of Gun Owners of America, released a statement on September 28, 2020 showing how the anti-gun control crowd is throwing a fit over the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.
He alluded to the responses made by groups such as Moms Demand Action and Everytown — who both receive Michael Bloomberg funding — regarding the nomination of Barrett to the highest court in land.
Everytown had one report on Barrett’s dissent in Kanter v Barr which stated the following:
Among the first issues that could come before the Supreme Court in upcoming terms are laws regulating the carrying of guns in public, prohibitions on assault weapons and large-capacity magazines, laws restricting the purchase and possession of guns by young people, and laws prohibiting possession by domestic abusers and others with dangerous histories. A new Supreme Court majority could also conceivably change the standard of review in Second Amendment cases, a development that could put nearly every gun law at risk.
Erich Pratt, who is the Senior Vice President of Gun Owners of America (GOA), offered his two cents on the matter and called out the aforementioned gun control groups:
Moms Demand Action and Everytown’s notion that Amy Coney Barrett could strike down gun control is exactly why we need Barrett on the Court. For far too long, the Supreme Court has refused to take up cases and apply the history, text and tradition of the Second Amendment as well as the Heller and McDonald decisions. Gun owners need a pro-gun majority on the Court that will finally take up and strike down unconstitutional gun control that has been supported by anti-gun judges in the lower courts.
Barrett’s dissenting opinion in the Kanter decision illustrated how the Supreme Court nominee is the real deal when it comes to her defense of the Second Amendment. Aidan Johnston, Director of Federal Affairs of GOA, highlighted some of the strong points of Judge Barrett’s Second Amendment track record in a memo:
Barrett’s dissent from her two Republican-appointed colleagues cited the text and original meaning of the Second Amendment in a bold, uncompromising, and well-researched conclusion, [and it] reveals an unequivocal commitment to the rule of law and an unwillingness to back away from Second Amendment issues due to cowardice, personal preference, or ever-increasing threats by anti-gun politicians…. Gun Owners of America looks forward to the expeditious confirmation of the Honorable Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court of the United States.
With one of America’s leading pro-gun lobbies endorsing Barrett, you know President Trump made the right choice in nominating her. Say what you want about Trump, his judicial nominees have been solid so far in his presidency.
If we want to fully restore our freedoms, we need to clean up our judicial institutions among other things. The Barrett nomination represents another solid step in the right direction.